3831, GOAT, MOUNTAIN 16"L'' are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.
The Mountain goat is a hoofed mammal native to North America. A subalpine to alpine species, it is a sure-footed climber commonly seen on cliffs and ice. Both male and female Mountain goats have beards, short tails, and long black horns that contain yearly growth rings. They are protected from the elements by their woolly white double coats. The fine, dense wool of their undercoats is covered by an outer layer of longer, hollow hairs. Their coats help Mountain goats to withstand winter temperatures as low as -46 °C (-51 °F) and winds of up to 160 kilometers per hour (99 mph).
Mountain goats live in the Rocky Mountains and the Cascade Range and other mountain regions of the Western Cordillera of North America, from Washington, Idaho, and Montana through British Columbia and Alberta, into the southern Yukon and southeastern Alaska. Their northernmost range is said to be along the northern fringe of the Chugach Mountains in southcentral Alaska. These animals usually stay above the tree line throughout the year but they will migrate seasonally to higher or lower elevations within that range. Winter migrations to low-elevation mineral licks often take them several kilometers through forested areas.
- Despite its name, the Mountain goat is not a true goat. It belongs to the subfamily Caprinae or goat-antelope, along with true goats, wild sheep, the chamois, the muskox, and other species.
- The Mountain goat is the only living species in its genus. The name Oreamnos is derived from the Greek term oros - "mountain" (or, alternatively, oreas "mountain nymph") and the word amnos "lamb".
- The Mountain goat's feet are well-suited for climbing steep, rocky slopes with pitches exceeding 60°, with inner pads that provide traction and cloven hooves that can spread apart. The tips of their feet have sharp dewclaws that keep the animals from slipping. Mountain goats also have powerful shoulder and neck muscles that help propel them up steep slopes.
- Mountain goats are the largest mammals found in their high-altitude habitats, which can exceed elevations of 13,000 feet (4,000 m).
- Although Mountain goats have never been domesticated and commercialized for their wool, pre-Columbian indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast did use the wool of these animals into their weaving.
Product Dimension: 15.75(L) X 4.72(W) X 12.6(H)
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